Art & Design and Art History Department

Jui-man (Mandy) Wu, Assistant Professor of Art History

 

mandy wu

Ph. D, University of Pittsburgh         
MA, University of Pittsburgh
MA, Taipei National University of the Arts,Taipei, Taiwan
BA in Chinese Literature, Tunghai University, Taiwan
email: wuju@hanover.edu
phone: 812.866.6877

 

Jui-man (Mandy) Wu received her PhD in art history from University of Pittsburgh in 2010. Her current research rethinks the issues of power, constructed identities, and transculturation through examining mortuary art in sixth-century tombs in Northern China. She has published several articles, discussing issues such as gender roles in late Neolithic mortuary practices, the centrality of exotica to visual displays in Sui tombs (7th c.), and remaining Sogdians in Eastern Asia in the six century. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled "Art, Power, and Identities: Hybridity in Mortuary Art in Sixth-Century Northern China."

POSITIONS HELD
An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, 2011-12
Research Associate, History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh, 2010-13

EDUCATION
Ph. D, University of Pittsburgh, Department of History of Art and Architecture                                     
MA, University of Pittsburgh, Department of History of Art and Architecture
MA, Taipei National University of the Arts, Department of History of Art, Taipei, Taiwan
BA in Chinese Literature, Tunghai University, Taiwan

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Instructor, Harvard University, Spring 2012
Graduate Seminar: Mortuary Arts of the Northern Zhou: Identity, Power, and Cultural Exchange
Instructor, University of Pittsburgh, Summer 2009
Introduction to Asian Art
University Art Gallery Assistant, Spring 2005    
Teaching Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, 2002-04       
"HA&A 0020 Introduction to Asian Art," Professors Katheryn M. Linduff and Karen Gerhart
Research Assistant for Professor Katheryn M. Linduff, 2001-03                

PUBLICATIONS
Gender Role Played in Mortuary Display: A Case Study of the Late Neolithic Cemetery at Dadianzi, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region),"in Gender and Chinese Archaeology,edited by Katheryn M. Linduff and Yan Sun, Aurora Center for the Study of Ancient Civilizations (Beijing University, Beijing: Science Press 2006), 33-72.
Linduff, Katheryn M. and Mandy Jui-man Wu.  "The Construction of Identity: Remaining Sogdian in Eastern Asia in the 6th Century," In Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual UCLA Indo-European Conference October 27 - 28, 2005, Journal of Indo-European Studies, Monograph Series No. 52, Karlene Jones-Bley, Martin E. Huld, Angela Della Volpe, & Miriam Robbins Dexter (eds.)  (Institute for the Study of Man, Washington, D. C., 2006), 219-246. 
"Exotic Goods as Mortuary Display in Sui Dynasty Tombs--A Case Study of Li Jingxun's Tomb," in Silk Road Exchange in China, Sino-Platonic Papers, ed. by Katheryn M. Linduff, Number 142, July (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004), 49-64.
"The Late Neolithic Cemetery at Dadianzi, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region," in Gender and Chinese Archaeology,edited by Katheryn M. Linduff and Yan Sun (Walnut Creek: Altamira Press, 2004), 47-91.

BOOK PROJECT
Art, Power, and Identities: Hybridity in Mortuary Art in Sixth-Century Northern China
This research project focuses on the issues of power, constructed identities, and transculturation through examining mortuary art in sixth-century tombs in Northern China.

CONFERENCE & WORKSHOP ORGANIZED
Workshop, Oct 28-29, 2011, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
"Legitimating Power and Constructing Identity: Cultural Crossovers in Mortuary Art in Sixth Century Northern China"
70th Association of Asian Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2011
Panel Title: Political Culture, Identity, and Legitimacy during the Northern Dynasties, Sui and Tang

INVITED TALKS
International Center for East Asian Archaeology and Cultural History, Boston University
"Sogdian Funerary Art in 6th Century China: Politics, Religion, and Transculturation along the Silk Road", March 29, 2012
Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
"Decoding Sogdian Funerary Art in China: Politics, Religion, and Transculturation in the Sixth Century" Feb. 2, 2012

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Association of Asian Studies, Toronto, 2012
"Militarized Society of the Northern Zhou under the Xianbei Rulers: An Archaeological Perspective." March, 2012
China's Periphery and Beyond: Perspectives from Art and Archaeology, University of Pittsburgh, 2011
           "Constructed Identities and Legitimacy Authority: Mortuary Display in the Imperial Tombs of Northern Zhou." May 6 - 7, 2011
Southeast Early China Roundtable, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2011
           "Visualization of Class, Role, and Cultural Identity: The Warrior Class under the Northern Zhou." April 2, 2011
Association of Asian Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2011
           "Sociopolitical Network and Legitimated Power: Sogdian Merchants and Their Xianbei Rulers in Mid-Six Century China." April 1, 2011
Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA), Ohio State University, 2010
           "Class, Role and Identity: Mortuary Art in Sogdian Tombs in Sixth-Century China." October 1st, 2010.
New York Conference on Asian Studies 2008, Hamilton College, NY, 2008
           "Cultural Crossovers in Mortuary Art during the Sixth Century in China." September, 2008.
Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (IPPA), Manila, Philippines, 2006
           Katheryn M. Linduff/Jui-Man Wu, "Identity or Manipulation: Archaeological Perspectives on the Sogdians in China." March 20-26, 2006.
Institute for the History of Material Culture of Russian Academy of Sciences, 2004
           Katheryn M. Linduff/ Jui-Man Wu, "The Construction of Identity: Sogdians in China." Nov. 2-5, 2004.
Princeton Graduate Student Symposium, Princeton University, 2004
           "Exotics and Ethnicity: A Case Study of Li Jingxun's Family in China (6th-7th Century A.D.)." May 1st , 2004.
Association for Asian Studies, San Diego, CA, 2004
           "Exotic Goods as Mortuary Display in Sui Dynasty Tombs--A Case Study of Li Jingxun's Tomb." March 4th, 2004.
Midwest Art History Society, Pittsburgh, PA, 2003
           "The Evolution of Chang Dai-chien's Self-Portraits." April, 2003.

FELLOWSHIPS/GRANTS
2010-2011  An Wang Postdoctoral Fellow, the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University
2008-09     China Times Cultural Foundation Young Scholar Award
                  Dissertation fellowship
2008         A&S-PBC and Alumni Travel Fellowship
                  Travel grant
2008          China Council Graduate Student Research Conference Participation Grant, Asian    Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh
                  Travel grant
2007-08    Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh
                  Dissertation fellowship
2006-07     Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Dissertation Fellowship
                  Dissertation fellowship
2006          Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies
                  Dissertation - Travel grant
2003-06     University of Pittsburgh, Department of the History of Art and Architecture
Teaching Fellowship
2004          University of Pittsburgh, China Council Graduate Student, Asian Studies Program
Pre-Dissertation Fellowship
2004          University of Pittsburgh, Friends of Frick Fine Arts Travel Grant, Department of the History of Art and Architecture
Pre-Dissertation Fellowship
2004            University of Pittsburgh, Department of the History of Art and Architecture
                  Jim Wilkinson Travel Grant
2004          University of Pittsburgh, Travel Grants from Arts & Sciences Graduate Student Organization
                  Travel Grant
2004          University of Pittsburgh, China Council Graduate Student Research Conference Participation Grant, Asian Studies Program
                  Travel Grant
2001-03     Teaching Assistantship, University of Pittsburgh, Department of the History of Art and Architecture

RESEARCH LANGUAGES
Chinese (Classical, Modern), English, Japanese (reading knowledge), Hakka, and Taiwanese